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Managing Licenses

Using Guardian, you can perform the following tasks:

Note: you can also use Guardian to and for .

Overview

TT licenses and bills its products using license files, which define the number and type of TT client and server applications that the customer has paid to use. All TT software except TT’s Guardian application requires license files. These license files, which you must provide after installing TT software, are as follows:

  • TTLICENSE.LMT (referred to as the .LMT file): This file is the actual license file that must be loaded into the TT Gateway so that the client can trade in Production or Simulation mode. Only one .LMT file controls the entire TT system at a client site. However, this file must be updated whenever the customer installs new products or renews his license with TT. TT encrypts this license file. All licenses in the .LMT file include an expiration date after which you can no longer use the software.
  • TT1300SW.dll. The .dll file contains the keys used to decrypt the TTLICENSE.LMT file.

Customers must review and renew their licenses on a quarterly basis. You can use Guardian to monitor the number of licensed applications (and their associated IP addresses) that are logged into the system while also viewing your license file.

Viewing Licenses in Guardian

To view the license in Guardian:

  1. Log onto Guardian as an administrator.
  2. From the Admin menu select License Setup.

    The License Setup window appears and displays the licenses:

  3. When you are finished viewing the licenses, close this window. Or, to load and publish licenses, continue to the next topic.

Loading and Publishing Licenses

Before traders can use the TT Trading System, you must install the appropriate license file. If one or more Gateways already exist in the client network, you can load the licenses using Guardian. Otherwise, if this is the first Gateway in the network you must load the licenses manually.

Note: A TT Gateway does not appear in Guardian until its license has been loaded.

Loading the License Manually

To load the license in Guardian:

  1. Ensure that no other TT Gateway resides on the client network.
  2. If the local Guard Server is running, shut it down.
  3. Install the TT Gateway and then start the Guard Server. Refer to the TT Gateways Architecture System Administration Manualas needed.
  4. Copy your license files to the <root drive>:ttdatfiles folder.
  5. Start the Gateway.

    If you loaded the TT license file properly, a new Guard Server appears beneath the TT Gateway in Guardian’s tree of exchanges.

Loading the License Using Guardian

Note: If you replace a pre-existing license file with a newer one (i.e., you’ve added new components to your network such as X_TRADER® workstations), TT recommends that you verify that the filename of the new license matches the filename of the old license file, and the date of the license file is more recent than the old license file.

To load the license in Guardian:

  1. Ensure that you have at least one TT Gateway already on the network.
  2. Install the TT Gateway and then start the Guard Server. Refer to the TT Gateways Architecture System Administration Manual as needed.
  3. Copy the .LMT, .dll, and license text files to a folder on your Gateway. For example,.C:Temp.
  4. Log onto Guardian as an administrator.
  5. From the Admin menu select License Setup.

    The License Setup window appears.

  6. Click Load File, navigate to the folder that contains the license files (for example, C:Temp), and then click Open.

    Guardian returns to the License Setup window.

  7. Click Publish.
  8. When the Guardian message alerts you that the license file was accepted, click OK.